Although, currently, a tiny percentage of retails purchases are made with bitcoin, the technology offers a great way for merchants to appeal to tech-savvy customers, as well as simplifying payments. Now, increasing numbers of innovative merchants are installing bitcoin payment-processing services in their stores (whether online or at physical premises) and integrating the digital currency into their POS and ordering systems. Notable big names have recently joined the space, including Overstock, Newegg, DISH and Expedia, with more likely to follow. Check this page regularly to discover the latest companies to realise the benefits of bitcoin.

Overstock Makes Key Executive Change at Blockchain Subsidiaries

| Anna Baydakova

Medici Ventures, the blockchain investment arm of Overstock, is reassigning a top executive to focus on revenue generation at its most prominent…

Coinify Deal Adds 3,000 Merchants to Bitcoin Network

| Stan Higgins

Digital currency payments processor Coinify has inked a new deal with point-of-sale provider Countr that will bring more options for bitcoin spenders.

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Overstock Ramps Up Blockchain Spending With $8 Million Q1 Loss

| Stan Higgins

Medici, the blockchain technology arm of e-tailer, has reported an $8m pre-tax loss for the first quarter of 2017.

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Overstock Caps Series A for Bitcoin Startup Ripio With $400k Funding

| Michael del Castillo

Overstock subsidiary Medici Ventures has added the South American bitcoin payments startup to its stable of blockchain-focused investments.

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Electronics Retailer Bic Camera Begins Accepting Bitcoin

| Garrett Keirns

Bitcoin startup bitFlyer has inked a new merchant deal with a major Japanese electronics provider.

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Is Bitcoin App Abra Finally Ready for Its Big Debut?

| Jonathan Keane

Abra CEO Bill Barhydt talks to CoinDesk about the bitcoin payments startup's long-awaited global rollout next month.

Overstock’s TØ Blockchain Platform Acquires Market Data Firm

| Stan Higgins

Blockchain-powered securities trading platform tØ has acquired a Singapore technology firm as part of plans to enhance its information services.

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Overstock Just Closed its First Day of Blockchain Stock Trading

| Michael del Castillo

Overstock's CEO marks the end of the first ever day of blockchain trading with an unusual offer to the SEC.

Overstock Raises $10.9 Million in First Blockchain Stock Issuance

| Michael del Castillo

The first blockchain-based Series A has closed, and is on the verge of beginning trading on its blockchain platform.

Overstock Faces Investor Hurdles Ahead of Blockchain Stock Sale

| Stan Higgins

Overstock is lending a hand to broker-dealers as it inches closer to its blockchain-powered stock issuance.